Ratio DecidendiRatio Decidendi



DE GRAFT JOHNSON AND ANOTHER
V.
GHANA COMMERCIAL BANK (GUARDIAN ROYAL EXCHANGE ASSURANCE LTD., THIRD PARTY)

(1977) JELR 63582 (HC)    
High Court  ·  20 Jul 1977 ·  Ghana
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[1977] 1 GLR 179
CORAM
EDUSEI J.

Ratio Decidendi

Core Terms Beta
defendants
third party
mr. eyeson
place of work
work
policy of insurance
insurance company
aged mother
k. m. eyeson
landrover no. gl
lump sum
madam emma de graft johnson
total sum
accounts of the ghana commercial bank
bodily injury
branch manager of ghana commercial bank
b. station
cause of death of mr. eyeson
conveyance of workmen
course of the employment of such person
due regard
employees of the contractor
event of accident
exhibit a
facts of the accident
fleet of vehicles
following cases
following hypothesis
general level of awards
goods train
great deal
greater part of the total
head office of the ghana commercial bank
important matter
insured excluding liability
performance of a duty
police report
powell duffryn associated collieries ltd.
railway company
regularity of his employment
return journey
said insurance company
special train
starting point
such death
time of his death
tredegar iron
universal insurance co.
use of the motor car
workmen’s homes

EDUSEI J.

The plaintiffs as personal representatives of one K. M. Eyeson are claiming damages for the benefit of his estate as well as of his dependants including the second plaintiff.

The deceased, K. M. Eyeson, was the branch manager of Ghana Commercial Bank, Sunyani, and he also acted as area manager for the Brong-Ahafo Region. On 7 September 1970 he received telephone instructions from the Head Office of the Ghana Commercial Bank in Accra that he should proceed to Teppa to check the accounts of the Ghana Commercial Bank in that town, close it and collect the keys and take them back to his office in Sunyani.

A contractor, however, had been awarded a contract to fell all trees along-side the Bechem-Goaso road. The employees of the contractor were engaged between milestones 51 and 52 felling trees near Brosankro under traffic guards with warning flags at each end to warn motorists on their approach to the section. Mr. Eyeson was returning in a Ghana Commercial Bank landrover vehicle No.…

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